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November 9, 2017 5:10 AM General Electric signs $3.5 billion deals in China

BEIJING - General Electric Co signed three aviation and engine deals with Chinese partners worth a total of $3.5 billion on the sidelines of a state visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump, who has been looking to stir up U.S.-China trade. The partnerships were signed in the presence of Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as U.S. Commerce 23

November 6, 2017 2:05 PM At least five dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

TRIPOLI - At least five migrants died and an unknown number were feared missing after their boat capsized off western Libya on Monday, Libyan coastguard officials and a charity said. The rubber boat was carrying about 140 people when it overturned close to the border between Libyan and international waters, Libyan officials said. The Libyan coastguard 20

November 2, 2017 6:35 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'urges people not to quarrel' on visit to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar: Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited Rakhine State for the first time since a military crackdown that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile 11

November 2, 2017 6:00 AM Iraq's Kurdistan offers joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at crossing with Turkey

BAGHDAD - Iraq's Kurdistan region on Thursday offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic crossing with Turkey, with participation of observers from the U.S.-led coalition helping fight Islamic State. The deployment was meant "as a goodwill gesture and trust-building exercise that ensures a limited and temporary arrangement until an agreement 4

November 2, 2017 12:21 AM New York truck attacker linked to Islamic State, 'radicalised domestically'

NEW YORK — The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city’s worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State (IS) group but “radicalised domestically”, the state’s governor said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The driver, identified as Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov, mowed down pedestrians 3

November 1, 2017 10:44 PM Facebook crushes Q3 earnings but warns that future profit will slow

Facebook blew past Wall Street's third-quarter financial targets on Wednesday but cautioned that future profitability will be impacted by increased investments around its efforts to fight fake news and abuse. The increasing spending, which Facebook executives elaborated on during the conference call with analysts on Wednesday, drove Facebook's shares 5

November 1, 2017 8:34 PM US stocks end mostly higher as Fed keeps rates unchanged

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks finished mostly higher on Wednesday (Nov 1) following another round of solid US data and an upbeat appraisal on economic conditions by the Federal Reserve. The Fed, as expected, kept interest rates unchanged as it reported the US was growing at a "solid pace" and was not significantly dented by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. That statement 7

November 1, 2017 6:05 PM Fed holds rates steady; 'solid' growth keeps December hike in view

WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and pointed to solid U.S. economic growth and a strengthening labor market while downplaying the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it is on track to lift borrowing costs again in December. The U.S. central bank acknowledged that inflation remained soft, but it did not downgrade 5

November 1, 2017 4:50 PM 'Multiple failures' by sailors standing watch contributed to deadly Navy collisions, investigation finds

The Navy has found that two ship collisions that combined to kill 17 sailors at sea were preventable and caused in part by "multiple failures" by servicemembers who were standing watch the nights of the incidents, the service said Wednesday. The USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain, both guided-missile destroyers, suffered catastrophic collisions 3

November 1, 2017 12:20 PM Ireland says ongoing failure of Northern Ireland talks 'deeply concerning'

DUBLIN - The continuing failure of Irish nationalists and pro-British Unionists to form a government in Northern Ireland is "deeply concerning," Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said after Britain moved to directly set a budget for the region. Britain's minister for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire on Wednesday said he had no choice but to begin 3